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Terry Pratchett
“Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms: The Play

Connie Willis
“The reason Victorian society was so restricted and repressed was that it was impossible to move without knocking something over.”
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

Scott Lynch
“I cut off his fingers to get him to talk, and when he'd confessed everything I wanted to hear, I had his fucking tongue cut out, and the stump cauterized."

Everyone in the room stared at him.

"I called him an asshole, too," said Locke. "He didn't like that.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Kazuo Ishiguro
“You have to accept that sometimes that's how things happen in this world. People's opinions, their feelings, they go one way, then the other. It just so happens you grew up at a certain point in this process.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Michael Chabon
“Every generation loses the Messiah it has failed to deserve.”
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union

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